Chief Planning Officer

Slough Borough Council
Slough, Berkshire
£87,523 to £101,749 (plus £1039 local weighting)

Slough Borough Council is never far from the headlines at the moment - the challenges are well documented, but there’s been much less coverage of Slough’s recovery and improvement journey. There is a new corporate plan in place outlining Slough’s commitment to residents, including a determination to close the healthy life expectancy gap and improve the life chances of the borough’s children and young people. There is also a new top team in place – all focussed on turning the council around. Slough has already made some great progress but there are still mountains to climb. That is why the council is looking for an extraordinary group of senior leaders to join them for what will undoubtedly be the biggest and also the most rewarding challenge of their careers.


We are currently seeking to appoint a Chief Planning Officer who will be the council’s principal advisor on all planning matters, working closely with businesses and residents in order to help grow the economy and create thriving communities.   With a direct link to central London via the Elizabeth line, Slough is a busy, vibrant and diverse borough, home to international companies like Mars, McAfee, O2 and Blackberry as well as bordering Heathrow airport to the east.  We also have one of the largest trading estates in Europe in the borough, which is within a simplified planning zone (SPZ).

Leading a team of over 50 people and reporting to our Executive Director for Regeneration, Housing and Environment, our new Chief Planning Officer will be able to develop what is already a high performing service, working with colleagues and external partners to create a modern, flexible and proactive planning service.

The Local Plan:

The Simplified Planning Zone:


For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below, or for more information please contact our advising consultants Luke Judd on 07435 270 659 or Sunita Patel on 07561 708 023.


Closing Date: 14th January 2024

Useful Links
Structure Chart VIEW
Corporate plan VIEW
Intervention Documents VIEW
Finance Recovery Plan VIEW
Refresh of the Finance Action Plan VIEW